Rajesh Chaudhary, PhD, is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Having previously obtained an undergraduate degree in biotechnology, a master’s degree in medical biochemistry, and a doctoral degree in medicine, Rajesh is now interested in researching obesity-induced pathophysiology and cardiovascular diseases in particular. He is currently focused on understanding how metabolic intermediates regulate immune cell responses following myocardial infarction and how they aid in cardiomyocyte regeneration.
Recently, Rajesh won a Kent Scientific scholarship for the Comprehensive Training Program for Rodent Microvascular Surgery at Columbia University! We sat down with Rajesh to get an understanding of his motivation for applying to this scholarship, what he hoped to learn from this workshop, how these skills will help him conduct his research, and more.